Bayero’s attorneys withdraw from Kano Emirship tussle case

Mr Abddul Muhammed SAN and different counsel for the fifteenth Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero, within the ongoing Kano emirship tussle, have withdrawn their authorized companies earlier than the State High Court.

The candidates within the matter are the Attorney General of Kano State, the Speaker Kano State House of Assembly, and the Kano State House of Assembly.

The candidates, by way of their counsel, Ibrahim Isah-Wangida, filed a movement ex parte dated May 27.

They are asking the court docket to restrain Ado-Bayero and 4 different dethroned emirs of Bichi, Rano, Gaya, and Karaye from parading themselves as emirs.

The respondents are Ado-Bayero, Alhaji Nasiru Ado-Bayero Bichi Emir, Dr Ibrahim Abubakar ll, emir of Karaye, Alhaji Kabiru Muhammad-Inuwa, Emir of Rano and Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya, Emir of Gaya.

Others are the Inspector General of Police, Director of State Security Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and Nigeria Army.

When the case got here up for listening to, counsel for Ado-Bayero, Muhammed, knowledgeable the court docket that he had an affidavit of truth dated July 3, hooked up with a discover of enchantment and a movement of keep of proceedings.

He urged the court docket to remain proceedings, pending the listening to and willpower of the movement on the enchantment court docket.

“We were served with the court processes this morning by the applicants,” he stated.

He sought an adjournment to allow them to reply, however the court docket refused to grant his prayers.

“My Lord, myself, and other counsel representing the first respondent apply for the withdrawal of our legal services and appearances,” he stated.

Counsel for the third, fourth, and fifth respondents, Hassan Tanko-Kyaure, moved his utility for an extension of time dated July 2 and counter affidavit in response to the originating movement.

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He urged the court docket to put aside the Kano State Emirates Council (Repeal) Law 2024, including that due course of was not adopted.

Tanko-Kyaure additionally urged the court docket to dismiss the applicant’s utility with a price of N1 billion.

Counsel for the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Sunday Ekwe, advised the court docket that he had nothing to current, including that they left the whole lot to the discretion of the court docket.

Responding, counsel for the applicant, Mr Eyitayo Fatogun, urged the court docket to discountenance the respondent’s affidavit of info pursuant to Order 39, Rules 1 and a couple of of the court docket.

He stated, “The motion refers to a proposed notice of appeal not a notice of appeal. It shows that the affidavit of facts is just to delay the proceedings. My Lord, the business of today is for the hearing of all pending applications.”

Fatogun urged the court docket to dismiss the third, fourth and fifth respondents’ functions on the difficulty of Kano Emirate Repeal Law as a result of the difficulty shouldn’t be earlier than the court docket.

Earlier, delivering a ruling, Justice Amina Adamu-Aliyu refused the applying for keep of proceedings filed by the respondent.

‘The respondent didn’t disclose any particular truth to warrant any keep of proceedings” Adamu-Aliyu stated.

The decide adjourned the matter until July 18 to rule on an utility for extension of time, discover of preliminary objection, setting apart ex parte order, joinder utility, and decide to recuse herself amongst others.

NAN studies that the court docket had on May 27, granted an order of interim injunction restraining the primary, second, third, fourth and fifth respondents by themselves, servants, and privies, from parading themselves as Emirs within the curiosity of peace in Kano.

NAN studies that the state House of Assembly on May 23, dissolved all 4 newly created Emirate councils within the state, and Governor Abba Kabir-Yusuf reappointed Lamido Sanusi, because the Emir of Kano.




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